On 30 April 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Athens issued a Health Alert outlining the government’s plan to ease coronavirus-related restrictions, which reads in part as follows:
“The Greek authorities announced a gradual re-opening schedule beginning May 4.
“May 4: Masks are mandatory in supermarkets, taxis, hair salons, hospitals, public transportation, hospitals and enclosed places. Those in violation may be fined 150 euros. Movement certificates will no longer be required; however, restrictions remain in effect until May 18 that ban movements outside of your local area. Individual outdoor exercise is permitted while organized beaches remain closed. Certain shops will open including: small shops, bookstores, sports stores, garden shops, consumer goods stores, flower shops, electric appliance stores, optical shops, and – by appointment only – hairdressers.
“May 11: Retail stores open.
“June 1: Malls and year round hotels open.
“Social distancing requirements remain in effect. All measures will be evaluated continuously against the COVID-19 infection rate and may change with little or no notice.”